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Laura M Kaminski

Author's Bio

Laura M Kaminski grew up in Nigeria, went to school in New Orleans, and currently lives in rural Missouri. She is an Associate Editor at Right Hand Pointing and Reader at The First Day. She is the author of three poetry collections and three chapbooks. Her most recent collection, Dance Here, is from Origami Books, Parrésia Publishers Ltd, a publishing company based in Lagos, Nigeria. US-based readers interested in obtaining a copy of Dance Here may contact her directly for more information. Current project: 19 Ghazal Street, a chapbook of 19 English-language ghazals with cover art by Robert Rhodes. Anticipated release late summer 2016.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Alice in Wonderland Anthology (Silver Birch Press, 2015), Kentucky Review 2014 (Volume 1) (FutureCycle Press, 2015), Kentucky Review 2014 (Volume 1) (FutureCycle Press, 2015), Weatherings (FutureCycle Press, 2015), Weatherings (FutureCycle Press, 2015)
Journals:
Conclave: A Journal of Character, Eunoia, Gnarled Oak, Kansas City Voices, Kentucky Review, Loch Raven Review, One Sentence Poems, Pilgrimage Magazine, Praxis, right hand pointing, RiverLit, Synchronized Chaos, The Camel Saloon, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The First Day, The Lake, The New Verse News, Theodate, Verse-Virtual
Prizes:
"Hush" (from LAST PENNY THE SUN) received an Honorable Mention in the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2015 at Winning Writers. Full-length collection CONSIDERING LUMINESCENCE was one of five finalists recognized in The Lascaux Review's 2015 Poetry Collection Contest. International Merit Award recognition in Atlanta Review's 2015 International Poetry Competition. Pushcart nominations from Conclave: A Journal of Character (2013), The Lake (2015), and Expound (2015). Best of the Net Nomination from Synchronized Chaos (2014/2015). "loved, further, crackles" placed 3rd in the 2014 Uut Poetry/ What3Words contest. Video artists Nic Sebastian, Marie Craven, Marc Neys, Jutta Pryor, Paul Broderick, Dale Wisely, and Eduardo Yague have each released poem-films based on Laura M Kaminski's poems.

Laura M Kaminski Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Others Will Enter the Gates by ed. Abayomi Animashaun, Reasons (Not) to Dance by Jose Angel Araguz, The Siren World by Juan J. Morales, The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison by Jack Mapanje, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
Favorite Books:
THE WATERS BEYOND THE ARK (Temple Cone), THE WALL (Jose Angel Araguz), ROUND THE BEND (Nevil Shute), THE TORTURER'S APPRENTICE (John Biguenet), M. IBRAHIM AND THE FLOWERS OF THE KORAN (Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt), THE PASSPORT OF MALLAM ILIA (Cyprian Ekwensi)
Favorite Authors:
Jose Angel Araguz, Cyprian Ekwensi, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Nevil Shute, Ash Bowen, Temple Cone, John Biguenet, Franz Wright, Loren Eisley, Kahlil Gibran, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Irfaan Jaffer, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Richard Ali

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Listing last updated: June 30, 2016

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